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By Chris Tobin Charging $145 for a patient to be transferred less than 100 metres from Wairau Hospital to Hospice Marlborough is “appalling, disgusting and ethically wrong,” says Blenheim woman Marita Winstanley. Mrs Winstanley said she was reluctant to speak out about the matter but so many Blenheim people were upset about the charge it was time someone did. “I’m doing this because my friend just lost her son. She said one of the worst things of the whole nightmare was getting rung early in the morning by the hospital to find out if they (the parents) could pay $145 to move him from A and E to the hospice. “I think it’s immoral.” She said St John who did the transfer and made the charge were becoming unpopular because of it. Mrs Winstanley said five years ago she and hospital staff had transferred her mother from the hospital to the hospice and no charge was imposed. Continued page 2

Short journey: Marita Winstanley stands at the Hospice Marlborough entranceway with Wairau Hospital behind her.

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By Chris Tobin St John has apologised and refunded a $145 fee it charged a Blenheim family for transporting their son less than 100 metres from Wairau Hospital to Hospice Marlborough. This follows a story The Sun published on March 22 in which Blenheim woman Marita Winstanley said she was appalled and disgusted with the way her friend had been treated. The hospital had rung early in the morning to find out whether the family could pay St John $145 to move her son from A and E to the hospice. St John billed the family for this amount. “It's settled for my friend and her son and it should be settled for anyone else in the future,” Mrs Winstanley said. “If not I want to know about it. “My friend said if it had been a standard $80 charge and if they had not been rung the same day to say her son would die it wouldn't have been so bad.” Continued page 2

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By Kat Duggan Star Dance Academy is holding a ‘Bak 2 Skool’ party for 11 to 17-year-olds tonight, which has been entirely organised by the young dancers at the academy. The dancers were given the challenge of organising a local event on Monday, by academy founder and international director, Stayz Raukawa, as a part of the Star Dance Academy Leadership training week. The group of about 20 12 to 16-year-old dancers came up with the idea of organising a disco, and then set about organising and promoting the event. “We didn’t know we would be running an event, Stayz told us on Monday, and we had to do Megan Powell, front centre left, and Gemma Lewis, front centre right, have been working with the all the organising and promot- rest of the Star Dance Leadership Camp dancers this week to organise tonights back to school disco. ing,” said young leader Megan Powell, 16. Stayz and some of the Star Organising an event was part from the camp to accompany him want them to use the skills they of a series of challenges and at a dance camp he is running learn this week in whatever jobs, Dance parents will be supervisproblem solving activities during in Sydney later this year, and careers, or opportunities they ing the dance tonight, which will be at the Star Dance Academy the leadership week, put together there was also a possibility that face,” he said. Young leader Gemma Lewis, studio, in the Annies Complex, by Mr Raukawa, with the help he would hire one of the young of a $1000 creative arts grant leaders to become his first junior 16, said the task of organising Grovetown, on State Highway an event like this had given the One from 6pm until 9pm. from the Marlborough District dance instructor. “These guys are learning about group confidence, and was a Entry will cost $5, and there Council. After the camp, he will be leadership, and I’m learning good opportunity to experience will also be drinks, snacks and glow sticks on sale. selecting two young leaders about teaching leadership. I leadership.

St John apologises for error Continued from page 1 The apology and refunding were made by St John's operations manager in Tasman, James McMeekin. Asked why he had apologised, Mr McMeekin replied: “Because there was an error; there's a clear misunderstanding where charges go. In this instance a wrong code for billing was used and sent out, this has since been waived along with an apology been given.” He said he was in talks with

the hospice and hospital regarding charges for transferring terminally ill patients. “Someone has to pay but the question is who. When you look at the movement of terminal patients there are nine variations.” He said the $145 charge was “incorrectly coded”, but there would still have been a charge. “Part charges to patients or health care providers are made by St John to help cover a shortfall in funding” Mrs Winstanley said Mr Mc-

Meekin had contacted her. “He contacted me in response to the public attention and bad publicity; they were getting lots of calls and emails. “He couldn't justify or give details of how their charge comes about.” Mrs Winstanley has laid a complaint with the Nelson Marlbrough District Health Board complaints committee concerning her friend's experience. She is still awaiting a response.

Dreads to come off Blenheim woman Amber Win says she is not nervous about former All Black Leon MacDonald cutting off her dreadlocks tomorrow, which she has been growing for 17 years. She will be shaving them off tomorrow at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, at 4.45pm, as a fundraiser for the Marlborough Child Cancer Foundation.

Stable condition A 66-year-old man severely burned in a house fire in Blenheim last week was in a stable condition in Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital .


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‘If it’s legal, I’ll sell it’ By Chris Tobin Owner of Blenheim store Boots’n’All, Andy Hall, who sells legal synthetic cannabis products, believes the public are getting only half the story regarding them. “People are calling any synthetic cannabis K2; that’s incorrect. The only one of our smoking blend products causing issues is K2 Black which we’ve agreed to no longer stock.” K2 Black will be banned nationally from May 9. Mr Hall was annoyed by comments made in Wednesday’s Sun by youth worker Roy Ramsey regarding K2 who, to Mr Hall’s knowledge, had not been in his shop for a number of years. “The people who come to us for these products are adults with Andy Hall with some of his legal high products. photo ID. They buy them so they can enjoy them without breaking the law. “We call them (synthetic cannabis) smoking nabinol), the illegal component of cannabis.” Mr Hall said he had stocked synthetic cannabis blends. Yes, they contain synthetic cannaboids but they do not contain THC (Tetrahydrocan- for 15 years, either as tablets or smoking blends.

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“I give them (the public) the choice of a legal substance over illegal substances. “A large number of our customers use these without ill effects and I deal with a large number. If customers follow our advice of how much to use and do not mix it with alcohol or prescription drugs, they’re alright. “Of all the customers we’ve sold to, only an infinitesimal number have come back saying they’ve had side effects.” Mr Hall said synthetic cannabis was not designed for everyday use and he enforced an R18 rule in the area of his shop where the products were sold. “I’m 100 percent behind the Government’s decision to require products to be tested to be safe; that’s a good thing.” Mr Hall said alcohol was having a far more devastating effect on society than synthetic cannabis. “For me it’s about offering a product as an alternative; as long as it’s legal we’ll sell it until, if or when, the Government bans the stock.”

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Body recovered Police and search and rescue volunteers searching for missing Nelson woman Jasmine Taringamoa Gotty recovered her body from the Pelorus River shortly after 2pm on Wednesday. Miss Gotty, aged 24, has been formally identified and her next of kin notified. A post mortem examination was conducted yesterday morning. Her body was discovered downstream of the Pelorus bridge near Totara Flat. The site was blessed by a local kaumätua. Police investigation into the circumstances surrounding Miss Gotty’s death are continuing. They thanked the Marlborough Search and Rescue volunteers for their assistance.

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Special Olympics fundraising day By Kat Duggan The Marlborough Special Olympics Community teamed up with Specsavers Blenheim yesterday, to raise funds for local Special Olympians. The funds raised will be used to help get the Marlborough special Olympians to the National Summer Games in Dunedin, in late November this year. Specsavers got on board for the cause, hosting a fundraising day, with a two for one barbeque deal, three raffles, including one for two pairs of Specsavers glasses, and a Jellybean Guessing game. Staff at the optometrist store got in the spirit of the day, dressing up in 1960’s themed clothes, and all funds from services including cleans, repairs, fittings and adjustments on Thursday would also be donated to the local special Olympians.

A third Marlborough man also graduated from the 2013/01 Air Force recruit course on Friday, April 19. Jason Pilar was born in the Phillipines, however he has lived in Picton since 2005, where he attended Queen Charlotte College for some of his high school years. Mr Pilar started his trade training in Avionics on Monday.

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RE: Good golly, same sex marriage on Wednesday.. A fine Blenheim leads. Our local vital example of how the bill passed in parliament! Personal attacks economy has lead the country without anything valid to add with ultra fast broadband. Our to the debate. I never claimed to businesses are so nationally know what the majority of New essential, but still this area will Zealanders think, but to repeat never get full freeview without what I said in my last txt, and the need to buy the extra boxes to use our new in- built freeview according to the latest Herald poll, New Zealanders are and televisions and still not see all have traditionally been split on the channels found elsewhere, the issue, but slightly in favour without buying more satellite dishes as well. But which do we on official polls after 2004! All these statistics are freely available use for leisure most?. and I would suggest doing some research before labeling those you don’t agree with as “flappyProtect NZ mouthed weak lefty halfwits”. It saddens me to see DOC are again planning a 1080 drop in the Funnily enough sheep are the textouter Sounds. The Tui, Bellbirds book example of homosexuality in and Kereru all vanished from my animals, with up to 10% of rams refusing to mate with ewes, while Kowhai trees after the Kai happily engaging in Ovis aries ass-sex. The more you know right? If you want to protect the ‘sanctity’ pupu Point drop. When are they going to learn?? of marriage, protest divorce. I would be interested in hearing an NZ still uses 80% of world proactual argument against same-sex duction of 1080 poison. Shame shame shame. 100% pure? More marriage, but from what I’ve seen I’ll be waiting a while ;) 100% stupid.

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Fish On Drains Dear Ed, April 12th - “Fish On Drains Challenge.” Great photo of cooperation between schools! Congratulations St Mary's Envirogroup and Marlborough Boys' College who will pass on the challenge to hammer blue fish on top of drains to remind us to take rubbish home and not let it drop for it ends up in the drains. Marlborough Girls' College is the next to be challenged. Marlborough District Council you deserve credit for the idea and to Springlands

School hammering success. Our great environment needs our help. Drains free of rubbish means rivers have fine fish and seas are less polluted. Can we pick up those rubber bands on pavements? That will stop them being wrapped around gills, or swallowed by fish. Before putting a plastic bag in a public bin knot it around the middle to help it to resist the wind. Fine future enviro carers. Beth Sowden, Blenheim

Worker safety Dear Ed, Why don't the media write more and put on TV more about worker safety? Ever since Rogernomics deregulated and handed over control of most of NZ's big assets to rich fat cats like Michael Fay who just got richer, the care and safety of workers has lagged behind. Ordinary workers have been suffering ever since, in the pocket and health wise. Pike River, Cave Creek. Remember them. They're examples of cost cutting which cost lives. This week forestry workers had a

big service for those who had been killed in their industry. Since 2008, 23 workers have been killed in this industry in New Zealand.Only two days before this service, a forestry worker had been killed up round Rotorua by a falling tree. What a bloody disgrace. Imagine if 23 politicians had been killed in the line of their work! Makes sense for ordinary workers to head for Australia. Better pay and better work conditions. Bushman

Junk mail Dear Ed, I am wondering if there are any rules and/or penalties regarding no circulars or no junk mail signs on letter boxes. I emailed one real estate agent who I saw delivering in my letter box, and said that no circulars included advertising from them – he emailed back asking which house I lived in so he wouldn’t put a sold flier he was about to distribute and I told him – just look for the letter box with the no circulars sign on it. A couple of days later there was a flier from this guy. Today we received another real estate flier in our letter box from another real estate company. I was wondering how many others with the same sign on their letter boxes are also getting annoyed

with this. Are there rules and/or penalties around this issue? Philbert Ed’s note: According to the Marketing Association, there are no rules regarding letter box signs as such, however there is a National Code of Practice for the Distribution of Unaddressed Mail, which was introduced in 2006. For more information see http://www. marketing.org.nz/

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April a month of two halves Apr i l 2013 was a month of extremes, in terms of sunshine hours and rain, according to Plant & Food scientist Rob Agnew. Mr Agnew described the month as having two distinct halves, between April 1-15, and April 16-30. The first half of the month recorded average sunshine hours and temperature and well below average rainfall, while the second half was overcast with well below average sunshine, well above average rainfall. 94% of the months total 102.5mm of rain fell between April 16 and 30,

with total rainfall for the month being 199% of the long-term average for April of 51.4 mm. April recorded 153.2 h o u r s sunshine for April, 81% of the long-term average for April, of 188.1 hours, 61% of the months total sunshine hours were recorded from April 1-15. The mean temperature for the month was 1.3°C above the longterm average for the month, at 14.7°C, days were warmer, and nights cooler during the first half of the month.

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Betty McNabb- fisheries advocate Betty McNabb, one of Marlborough's foremost advocates for the Marlborough Sounds, its recreational fishing and sensible fisheries management, recently passed away. A member of the Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association, she along with another stalwart Des Boyce, were made life members at the last annual meeting of the organisation. Des Boyce said Betty’s contribution was immense. “Betty’s outstanding contribution to the marine environment and fisheries management of the Marlborough Sounds is an inspiration to us all,” he said. Betty was the Pelorus Boating Club’s fisheries officer and representative for many years. She was a foundation member, past committee member and life member of the Pelorus Boating Club. This led to her representing

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recreational fishers' interests on many committees. She was a foundation member of the Ministry of Fisheries’ Top Recreation Forum and for many years represented Marlborough on it. A long-time member of TASFISH Betty also served for many years on the Ministry’s Liaison Committee, Scallop Enhancement Company Committee and the ministry’s Ma-

rine Farm Advisory Committee. In late 2002 Betty was elected to a Marlborough fishery steering committee which eventually led to the formation of the Marlborough District Council’s supported group called ‘Soundfish inc’. “Her fisheries experience and general knowledge of the MS was an invaluable contribution in the formation of Soundfish,” recalled Des Boyce. Betty made countless submissions to government fishing management matters and Resource Management Act marine farming applications, personally attending many hearings to present her submission. On the very recent and controversial King Salmon application she was making her views known. Yet Betty was retiring not seeking accolades and just wanting to get recreational fishing fairly treated. (Supplied)

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Vibrant violas With the nights starting to get longer and the temperatures dropping, it feels like autumn has finally arrived. And with a new season only a few weeks away, now’s a great time to plan your winter garden. Why not embrace the winter blues (and yellows and creams and apricots...) by choosing violas? Violas do, as the name suggests, come in violet, but also a whole load of other great colours and combinations, which will brighten up any garden over the colder months.

They have a love of wide-open spaces so they’re perfect for growing along your crazy paving or patio. You’ll also often see them in hanging baskets. And with the rain that’s finally arrived in some parts of the country, and the still warm temperatures, it’s a perfect time to plant. These petite plants like pots, so why not grow them around the outside of your potted shrubs or citrus trees? Just make sure you use a good potting mix to provide all the nutrients they need. Nurture their love of space and, in particular, good air circulation, by keeping your pots away from places like under the eaves of your house. This will help prevent them getting downy mildew. Violas also look fantastic in borders around spring bulbs or roses – particularly as the roses go dormant and lose their leaves. Once you’ve decided on the perfect spot to plant, simply dig in a balanced fertiliser, such as nitrophoska blue. Then plant your seedlings in small holes, about 20cm apart. Your vibrant violas should bloom in about four to six weeks after planting. Once they’ve arrived, it’s a good idea to pick off the dead heads to encourage them to flower longer.

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Edible flowers Did you know as well as being pretty, many flowers are pretty tasty too? People have been growing and eating flowers for centuries. In fact the parts we usually eat of broccoli and cauliflower are actually large flower heads. Most of the things to watch out for when eating flowers apply to eating any plants, but it’s always worth being careful. So before you tuck into a blossoming meal, read these tips: Don’t harvest any flowers that might have been exposed to animals (particularly dogs and cats). Don’t eat flowers from the side of the roads - they might have been exposed to carbon monoxide from cars and trucks Don’t eat any flowers that look like

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science laboratories; a new library and IT hub; and a new student services building. By the February 2014 we will have added new music, dance and drama buildings.  If you would like to hear more about our campus redevelopment, Julie Moor, Principal of Rangi Ruru is hosting an informal occasion in Blenheim. These small gatherings are one way we are connecting with our communities outside of Christchurch. Julie will be talking about boarding, the advantages of single sex education, and academic achievement in a girls’ school.

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- weekend event guide Friday 3 May

Saturday 4 May

TEMPO KIWI MUSIC NIGHT 7pm Wesley Centre. Guests Anneka Thwaites, Annabelle Lewis & United Singers plus lots of young local talent. $2pp $5 family

DREADS CUT FOR CANCER Support lifeguard Amber Win at Marlbrough Lines Stadium 3pm - 5pm. Loads of fun for all to enjoy. Former All Black Leon MacDonald will cut Amber’s dreadlocks at 4.45pm. All proceeds to Child Cancer Foundation.

Stadium 2000 Pool Friday 6am – 6pm. Adult $5, Child $3, Seniors $4.50, Family $12

Relocation Cruises on board MV Odyssea Meet Marlborough Travel yard 8.45am return 5pm Includes bus transfers from Blenheim and back. For further info Ph 573 9228 Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 & 3.00pm. Follows Taylor river, approx 1hr return trip. Adults $10, Children $5 CASH ONLY

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club 10am-4pm every Sunday at Brayshaw Park. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and book. Free admission.

Ulysses Ride Decide destination on day. Meet at the Railway Station (southend) at, 12.45 depart 1pm Prospective members welcome.

Marlborough Modellers Association 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. Brayshaw Park, 8 Arthur Baker Place.

The Muslim Association of Marl Inc. Friday (Jummah) prayers every week between 12pm 2pm, PH Br Zayd 027 644 979 or Br Fouad 021 0253 1275

SPCA Marlborough Celebrate all things animal with an Off Site adoption day. The Market Place 10am - 2pm. There will be dogs, cats and kittens. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, arrange adoption and take donations.

The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open everyday from 9am Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free!

Marlborough Harriers Burton cup at Taylor Dam cross country course 2pm. This is a handicapped event so be there early to check your start time. Ph Allister 5778870 for further info.

Sit and Be Fit with Sue Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday and Wednesday. Building relationships, sharing skills and working on your own or community projects.

St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30 Contact Rev Derek 03 578 3909

Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395.

Stadium 2000 Pool Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5pm. Adult $5, Child $3, seniors $4.50, Family $12.

Farmers’ Market A and P Showgrounds, Cnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Blenheim

Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434.

Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 578 3909 or see the notice board outside the church

Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12noon-5pm Wed – Sat. 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or www.thediversion.co.nz Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety.com

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

People’s Sunday Market N o e l Le e min g C ar p ar k 10 am . Pre serves, brick-a-brac, vegetables, books, homeware,kitchenware and jewellery. Sites $5 Ph 5787918

OPEN SKATE Now every Sunday. $2 skate hire, $1 byo skates. Music, games and fun for all ages. College Park Skating Rink, Stephenson St. 2pm - 4pm. Weather permitting. Freshmeat & Greet - Roller Derby Come along to Springlands Tavern, 4.30pm Sunday to learn about roller derby, meet the skaters and find out how you can be a part of the worlds fastest growing sport, without having to put skates on!

Pony Club @ Grounds, New Renwick Rd 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

Tai Chi - Fridays and Mo 11.30am and 1pm. Liz ndays. 10am, 027 748 6666.

Tramping Club Mary 5728762.

Sunday 5 May The Blenheim Canine Training Club is holding Dog Agility Ribbon Trials from 9am at the A & P showgrounds. Non club members are welcome to come along to watch and find out more details about getting involved with their own dogs. For info ph 021995704. Marlborough Farmers Market Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer all at one market. Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Every Sunday 9am - 12noon A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Roads, Blenheim

Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

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UNLOCKING YOUR SON’S POTENTIAL You are invited to attend the

MEDBURY SCHOOL OPEN DAY Monday 13 May 9.00am - 12.15pm The Headmaster will speak at 10.00am and 11.30am Academic, Boarding and Music Scholarships available for 2014 For more information contact Tanya Moore (Headmaster’s PA) on 03 351 6169 109 Clyde Road, Christchurch | office@medbury.school.nz | www.medbury.school.nz Blenheim Sun Open Day May v2 2013.indd 1

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Too good to let go The Vanden Plas Princess 1100 was launched in 1963 as a luxury variant of the BMC ADO16 (British Motor Company, Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 16).   Production of the Princess 1100 and subsequent 1275 and 1300 models ended in 1974 with 43,741 examples produced. One of these examples is at Omaka Classic Cars and belonged to Marlborough family, the Latters. Mrs Moana (Mona) Latter purchased the car brand new on a trip to the UK in the late 60’s and it was then shipped to her in Kaikoura. Mrs Latter’s grandson, Tim, remembers the car well. “She was a great driver – never slow. I remember her helping us move house from Kincaid to Kekerengu with her car loaded up and she was right up behind me all the way!” Tim says that his grandmother was a real car enthusiast, something that Noel Enright, salesman for High Street Motors knew only too well. “Noel would come and see her every couple of years to sell her a new car. My father didn’t like that much!” In the mid-seventies, the recently launched Honda Civic caught Mona’s attention and she called up Leo McKendry of High Street Motors to see what he’d give her for the Vanden Plas as a trade against a new Civic. After agreeing a price on the phone, Leo drove the new Civic to Kaikoura and drove the Vanden Plas back to Blenheim. About half way home he decided to keep the car alongside a few other interesting models he’d acquired. Mona lived to 101 and drove up to the age of 94, when she voluntarily gave up. For her last twenty years she lived with her sister who lived to the age of 103. They shared a cottage on the family’s farm in Kaikoura with a permanent companion who took take care of them. Her three sons, John, Richard and Edward,

Tim Latter in his grandmother Mona’s old Vanden Plas Princess 1100

who farmed a third of the property each, never imagined they would be paying the upkeep on the cottage for so many years! (Edward was an MP and represented the Marlborough electorate from 1975 to 1978 when he retired due to ill-health. He is the author of ‘Marching Onward’- a history of the 2nd Battalion (Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Royal

New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1845-1992 and The Battalion, published in 1992 about the Nelson Battalion of Militia). Mona did The Press crossword every day of her life until the last few months. She and her daughter would race to call each other every morning depending on who had finished it first. The Princess Vanden Plas was purchased

from Leo MeKendry by Ron Stewart in the late nineties and is one of about 60 cars currently on display at Omaka Classic Cars. The collection showcases vehicles from the 1950’s to the 1980’s – a time of carefree, wild, individual design oozing with charisma, chrome and large grilles and offers an unmissable insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring.

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SI sheep dog trials start Monday

Marlborough Boys' College held a farm bike safety course recently. Peter Kemp, the college's Gateway coordinator, said a number of short courses had been held this year to prepare students for employment. “Not only do they enhance their employment prospects but it is hoped it will reduce the number of accidents on the job as well as during leisure activities. “Preparing students for the workplace is part of our job and we want them to curb the boys’ instincts to take risks,” said Mr Kemp. “We take safety seriously”. So far this year there has also been a safety course on quad bike safety, From left: Isaac Godsiff, Kerry Miles the Agribusiness tutor, Troy Mathieindustrial safety and first aid. son and Nicholas Capill.

The country’s leading shepherds and sheep dogs are coming to Marlborough to compete in the Tux South Island Championship sheep dog trials starting on Monday. Nearly 300 shepherds and 450 dogs will be in the championships which run from Monday through to Friday. Marlborough Nelson Sheep Dog Trial Association president Paul Newton, of Havelock, said a lot of work was required to get the championships up and running. He said among the Marlborough contestants who

could figure highly in the huntaway were Mike Forsyth of Ward with his dog Chance; David McPherson, also Ward (Hobb) and Trevor Gibson, of Blenheim (Rusty). The championships will be held at Meadowbank Station on Meadowwbank Rd off Taylor Pass Rd. Judges in the various sections of the championships are: Long Head (Bruce Douglas, Otago), Short Head & Yard (Stuart Henson, Wairarapa/Southern HB), Zig Zag Huntaway (Rod Coulter, Southland), Straight Huntaway (Mark Haynes, Wanganui)

HARRIS TRAINING HARRIS TRAINING SERVICES LTD Marlborough ploughmen perform well SERVICES REGISTERED TRAINER,LTD ASSESSOR SHANE HARRIS REGISTERED FITEC & GROWSAFE TRAINER & ASSESSOR ACCREDITED EPA [ERMA] TEST CERTIFIER

& EPASHANE TESTHARRIS CERTIFIER BLENHEIM COURSE DATES: REGISTERED FITEC & GROWSAFE Blenheim course dates ATV [All Terrain Vehicle] Safety Course - 22nd June TRAINER & ASSESSOR Basic Chainsaw Safety Course 21st Introductory GrowsafeJuneCourses ACCREDITED EPA [ERMA] Handler TEST CERTIFIER Introductory Growsafe/Approved 23rd of May &June17th ofCourse June 27th

Marlborough ploughmen performed well in the New Zealand Ploughing Championships held at Lincoln recently. Ash Murdoch placed fifth overall in the vintage NZ championship. In the CASE IH conventional ploughing Ian Woolley finshed second overall. On the first day stubble ploughing section he was equal first on the same points with M. Dillon and on the second day in the grass section he was sixth. This Saturday a Silver Plough qualifying event will be held at Woolley's property on Craven's Road from 11am to 3pm. The winner will represent Marlborough at the NZ 2014 final which will be held in Marlborough. Preparations are well under way for the vintage and horse team ploughing event to Straight furrows: Ian Woolley competing in the NZ ploughing championships at be held in Marlborough on May 18/19. Lincoln. Photo supplied.

Growsafe/ Approved Handler Recertification BLENHEIM COURSE DATES: 28th June

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Recertification Basic Chainsaw Safety 21st Ph:03 544 Course 4062 0274- 574 775June www.harristraining.co.nz

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Growsafe/ Handler Recertification QuadApproved Bike • Tractor • Chainsaw 28th June • Tree Felling • WTR

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NEW ZEALAND BREWERIANA & Can Collectors Club Swap meet. Sat 4th May Redwood Tavern Lounge Bar 12.30pm to 3pm Brewery hotel and beer collectables for sale and purchased Ph 570 5142 P E R S O N A L Genuine Lady independant down to earth looks after her appearance would like to meet gentleman b et we en 6 9 an d 73 for companionship C/P.O.Box 634 Blenheim

TE M P O Kiwi Music Night Tonight 7pm Wesley Centre Guests Anneka Thwaites, Annabelle Lewis & United Singers plus lots of young talent. $2pp $5 family

VINEYARD wanted 20 to 40 acres Rapaura or Lower Wairau area Ph Chris 027 5787248

19 9 4 HONDA XR250 engine rebuild done $1800.00 incl GST. 2 0 0 5 SUZUKI LT F 3 0 0 4W D $3500.00 incl GST. 2 0 0 6 YA M A H A YFM350 Auto $3500.00 incl GST. 1 9 9 7 K AWASAKI KLF300 4WD $2700.00 incl GST. 2007 SUZUKI JR80 kids bike $2200.00 incl GST.

ANDREW ST Saturday 7.30am -12.30pm Clothing and household bargains! something for everyone

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MR WHIPPY Available for special events Phone Len 027 444 1869

Larger Houses for vineyard workers from mid May until September. Top money guaranteed.

ECHO HISTORICAL SHIP Cafe & Bar Picton. Available for functions & Corporate meetings. Bookings Ph Charlie 027 7557535

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Dominion Salt operate to a drug and alcohol policy. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will apply. Applications and CVs should be sent to: The Refinery Manager Dominion Salt Limited PO Box 81 Seddon Applications close Monday 20th May

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Applications are invited for this position responsible for operating the solar salt refinery and packaging plant at Lake Grassmere. The position involves 8 and 12 hour day and night shifts on a set roster Key attributes you will possess are: • A high degree of motivation • The ability to work with limited supervision • Forklift operating experience • Mechanical experience and aptitude • Logical thinking with problem solving ability • Product testing and record keeping Training will be provided to augment your skills and provide knowledge required for salt processing. A competitive remuneration package including allowances is offered as well as subsidised superannuation and medical schemes after a qualifying period.

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Intermediate or Senior Hairstylist OCS Limited is a leading facilities services organisation established in 40 countries and with 26 branches nationally.

Cleaning Supervisor and Cleaners Required OCS Ltd, New Zealand’s premier cleaning service, require staff for the following positions: Cleaning Supervisor This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week with the possibility of regular additional hours. Cleaning experience and the ability to supervise and direct staff is important. Flexibility in the hours of work and tasks is required.

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Part time position available Includes Saturday Nights, Sunday Morning. Approx 20 hours week. Duties include cleaning and serving public. Bar Licence an advantage but not necessary. Apply in writing with CV to 25 Goodman Street, Blenheim 7201

Cleaners Required Cleaners required in Blenheim for various early morning and evening positions. Must have own transport, experience not necessarily required as full training will be given. To apply for either of these positions, please send a brief CV stating which position you are interested in by email to: elena.mcleod@ocs.co.nz or phone: 021 813 492. For further information please visit our website www.ocs.co.nz

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In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production.

Thornhill Horticultural Contracting is a well-established, large supplier of labour to the Viticulture industry in Marlborough. Thornhill is a registered Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) recruiting specific staff from New Zealand, Thailand and the Pacific Islands, to fulfil the needs of its valued vineyard clients.

To enable this growth to continue we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our young, enthusiastic Winemaking team.

We currently have a position available for a Vineyard Supervisor. Applicants must have the following: • At least three years experience • Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time • Reliable and have a tidy work ethic • Preference will be given to an experienced Supervisor, but is not essential as full training will be given. • Be able to work long hours when required • Have excellent communication skills • A good understanding of RSE policy • Clean drivers license In the first instance, please forward a brief email to john@thornhillnz. co.nz no later than 12th May, 2013 explaining previous work history and contact details.

Staff Wanted TAVERN COOK

4 SHIFTS PER WEEK – Evening and Weekend Work approximately 15-20 Hours and On Call You must be able to work fast, efficiently and in a clean & tidy manner. We are looking for consistency in food preparation, presentation and kitchen standards. Full training will be given. Immediate start. Full job description will be available at interview.

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1-2 SHIFTS PER WEEK – Evening and Weekend Work Approximately 10-15 Hours and on call The team at the Woody are looking for a responsible, outgoing, down to earth person to join our staff as a bar person Bar Managers, Gaming and TAB is preferred, however it is not essential as training will be given. You must be able to work weekends.

DISH HAND/KITCHEN HAND

1-2 Shifts per week – Evening and Weekend Work Approximately 10 hours and on call. We are looking for a fast, efficient worker to work along side the Tavern Cook, doing dishes, helping with food preparation and service. All of these jobs require you to work Weekend and Evening work. Please consider this when applying for jobs. These jobs could be combined for suitable applicant. Please apply to Woodbourne Tavern or Call on 03 572 8007 or email woodbournetavern@xtra.co.nz

Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 65 countries.

This position will suit someone with excellent communication and time management skills, practical experience in a medium to large winery environment, attention to detail, a positive attitude, and who has passion for wine. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to be part of a dynamic, driven team in a rapidly growing business with lofty goals.

In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 65 countries. To enable this growth to continue we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to lead our spirited Cellar team. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing all functions within the cellar including staff management, training, and health and safety compliance, whilst working closely with the Winemaking and Engineering teams to ensure all production requirements are met. This senior position will suit someone with proven leadership skills, excellent communication, attention to detail and a positive attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to be part of a young, dynamic, passionate team in a rapidly growing business with lofty goals.

We provide transport to and from the winery each day, and an attractive package will be available to the successful applicant.

We provide transport to and from the winery each day, and an attractive package will be available to the successful applicant.

Expressions of interest and CV’s should be emailed to jeff.fyfe@yealands.co.nz Applications close Monday 13th May.

Expressions of interest and CV’s should be emailed to jeff.fyfe@yealands.co.nz Applications close Monday 13th May.

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Kilted Kiwi becomes a Lion

Premier Rugby The Marlborough premier rugby draw for this Saturday is as follows: 12.50pm Harlequins v Moutere (Lansdowne Park 1); 2.35pm Awatere v Renwick (Seddon Domain); 2.35pm Central v Waitohi (Lansdowne Park 1).

Broken neck doesn’t stop McKendry Penrith league player, Kiwi Sam McKendry, played for nearly quarter of an hour with a broken neck on Monday night’s game against Parramatta. Preliminary scans have confirmed McKendry suffered a fracture of the C6 vertebrae during the first half of the game at Centrebet Stadium, after which he played on. McKendry will see a specialist on Friday to confirm the extent of the damage, which is thought to have him sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.

New Zealanders continue to bolster the ranks of overseas rugby teams. The latest in the long line is Sean Maitland who has been named in the British and Irish Lions to tour Australia. Maitland impressed me when he played for the Crusaders. He had size, speed and a good step. A lucky break could have given him a black jersey. Instead he went the way of others who became Kilted Kiwis – Sean Lineen, John Leslie, ‘Chainsaw’ Laney, Glenn Metcalfe and Gordon Simpson. And he has gone a significant step further and

become a Lion and now faces the interesting prospect of playing against his cousin, the controversial Quade Cooper, during the Oz tour. Maybe I over-estimated Maitland, but I thought when he left to take up a contract in Glasgow he was one who got away. Speaking of rugby, a player now nearing the end of his career (he’s 34) has been brought into the Makos squad for this season’s ITM Cup – big, bruising Samoan No 8 George Stowers. The announcement of his inclusion has been welcomed. It will be interesting to see how he

goes. Too often we’ve seen players trumpeted as coming wonders who end up not performing to the level expected . Meanwhile, there’s been more drug controversy over the Tasman in recent days with further allegations of sports people taking illegal performance enhancing drugs. Never heard of them before but apparently peptides are the latest illegal drug of choice. Besides elite athletes, body builders and people keen to hold back the clock and take some antiaging treatment have been known to use them. A report from Auckland

Sailors compete against the best Twelve Queen Charlotte Yacht Clubs competed in the National Starling Championships in the Queen Charlotte Sound last week. The event consisted of 12 races in four and a half days, starting on Monday April 22, going through until Friday April 26, with a late start on Thursday to mark Anzac day. The results of the local sailors were as follows: Gold Fleet: Taylor Burn 9th, Henry Gibbs 24th, Hamish Clark 29th, Alistair Gifford 31st, Callum Radford 37th, and Liese Belgrave 49th. Silver Fleet: Nico van Beek 5th, Nicholas Gardiner 6th,

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club Starling sailors coming home from racing, Liese Belgrave out in front.

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Senior Role Blenheim IDEA Services provides high quality support services for people with intellectual disabilities, so they can live, work and enjoy life as part of the community. We currently have a position available for a Senior Community Support Worker based in Blenheim. This is a hands-on role where you will be the senior staff member working with a team of up to eight staff. This is a challenging role where you will be working alongside a person with high and complex needs. You will advocate and support him to make choices and decisions in all areas of his life and support him to access his local community. Ideally you will have: • Good administration and computer skills • Good communication and interpersonal skills • A commitment to reaching and maintaining high standards of support and service delivery • Enthusiasm and be highly motivated • An ability to work well as part of a team, taking the lead when required. You will need: A full New Zealand Drivers Licence To be available to work evenings, sleepovers and weekends Legal entitlement to work in New Zealand To complete a police check.

Experience or knowledge of autism would be advantageous. To apply for this position and view a full job description please visit our website www.ideajobs.co.nz, for all other enquiries please contact Angela Stuart on 03 578 0949 ext 31113. Applications close 5pm Friday, 10 May 2013.

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The regatta was highly competitive, with all but a few of New Zealand’s top young sailors competing.

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Th ree volleyballers from Marlborough Girls' College will travel to the United States at the end of July after being selected in New Zealand junior teams. Georgie Crawford, captain of the Marlborough Girls' College senior A team is in a 12-strong NZ junior (under-19) women's side. Her MGC team-mates Alex Parker and Eloise van Velthooven have been picked in the 12-strong NZ youth (under-17) women's team. The NZ junior and youth men's and women's teams are set to take part in the USA High Performance Championships being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 23-27. Marlborough Boys' College volleyball talent Harison Kilgour was named as one of three nontravelling reserves. All four players earned their selections after taking part in Volleyball New Zealand's highperformance age-group training camp in Porirua from April 19-23.

says these peptides have also been seized by New Zealand Customs so it’s seems highly likely they’re being used by someone, somewhere around the country. But here in New Zealand the major sports organisations say that compared to what is happening in Australia, we’re squeaky Chris Tobin clean. Sometimes I struggle to chris@blenheimsun.co.nz believe that. Finally, with all this recent talk about the Boston of 70 in a time which Marathon, I came across was under three hours the story of Ed Whitlock, and he has continued to who I’ve never heard of do some mind blowing before. This guy, an Eng- performances ever since. There are some amazlish born Canadian, ran the marathon at the age ing people out there.


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